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2020 Award Categories

2020 Award Categories

Cast your 2020 Votes!
2020 Voting Begins:  March 15 

• The Encore! 757 Stellar Community Award
• The Encore! Humanitarian Award
• The Encore! Lifetime Achievement Award

• The Encore! Trailblazer Award

• The Encore! Honorable Mention Military Appreciation Award

• The Encore! Best Solo Artist Award
• The Encore! Best Musician Award
• The Encore! Best Live Band Award
• The Encore! Best Dance Group Award

• The Encore! Best Gospel Choir/Praise Team Award
• The Encore! Best Local Chapter Sorority Award
• The Encore! Best Local Chapter Fraternity Award
• The Encore! Best Soul Food Restaurant Award

• The Encore! Best Restaurant Award
• The Encore! Best Comedian Award
• The Encore! Best Radio Personality Award
• The Encore! Best News Anchor Award

• The Encore! Best Church Award
• The Encore! Best Pastor Award
• The Encore! Best High School Award
• The Encore! Best College/University Award

• The Encore! Best Teacher Award

• The Encore! Best Coach Award

• The Encore! Best Hair Stylist/Salon Award

• The Encore! Best Barber/Barber Shop Award

• The Encore! Best Photographer Award

• The Encore! Best Civic Leader

• The Encore! Best Local Tourist Destination

2020 Encore! Award Categories
Instructions:  Cast your votes by selecting the buttons under the categories you wish to submit a vote for.  Once your ballot is completed, click on the 'submit your votes' button at the bottom of the form.  Voting ends May 31. VOTING HAS CLOSED.
Humanitarian Award
Best Solo Artist Award
Best Dance Group Award
Best Local Chapter Fraternity Award
Best Soul Food Restaurant Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Best Musician Award
Honorable Mention Military Appreciation Award
Best Live Band Award
Best Gospel Choir/Praise Team Award
Best Local Chapter Sorority Award
Best Civic Leader Award
Best Restaurant Award
Best Comedian Award
Best Radio Personality Award
Best News Anchor Award
Best Church Award
Best Pastor Award
Best College/University Award
Best Barber/Barber Shop Award
Best Hair Stylist/Salon
Best High School Award
Best Coach Award
Best Teacher Award
Best Photographer Award
Best Local Tourist Destination

Thanks for submitting!

The 757 Stellar Community Award

Cast your vote today to represent your city.  The city with the most votes by June 15 will win the 2020 award and bragging rights! VOTING HAS CLOSED.

Thanks for voting!

2019 Encore! Award recipients


Submit your 2020 nominations beginning January 1 - February 29.  The top six (6) nominees in each category will move to the voting phase beginning March 15.  Nominate as many individuals or times as you please.



The Hampton Roads community and vicinity has a plethora of talented musicians, song-writers, groups, fraternal organizations, comedians, local businesses, charitable organizations, radio personalities/stations, news casters/stations, churches, pastors, choirs, and universities/colleges, etc., that have given of their time and money to give back to their communities, and have also kept our community on the map. It is our goal to showcase these talented groups and individuals during a night of remembrance, recognition, and also exhibition of what the Hampton Roads area has to offer. This is also an opportunity for neighboring cities of the 757 to come together and represent their city.


This event will be held on an annual basis to continue to unite the pride of each city and recognize those in the community with achievement awards given out by winning a popular ballot through nominations and voting. Each year will bring forth new nominees, recipients of awards, and also a moment for selected city officials to come forth and speak on behalf of their city. Special guests will also be in attendance to present various awards.  The idea is to keep the majority of the performances throughout the show from the local arena of artists. It is also a major goal to bridge gaps across cultures, races, creeds, nationalities, and religions with an effort to come together for a positive cause - unity.


This showcase is to award individuals and organizations for their success and achievements. It is also an opportunity to exhibit local businesses, churches, entertainment professionals and venues for the purpose of advertisement and showcasing them to the community.


A portion of proceeds will be awarded to a local charitable organization, each year. This year, we have chosen the Encore! Foundation, Inc. and American cancer association. These organizations and their causes will be spotlighted during the awards show to bring awareness to the cause. We have also partnered with Positive Impact Outreach, Inc., and we will award a local graduate from one of the seven cities with a scholarship to help cover expenses at a  college of their choice. Our goal is to give back to the cities and citizens in need, through the communities we reside in and support community outreach and resource programs.

Contact Us:

Encore! Awards Show

P. O. Box 66284

Virginia Beach, VA 23466




2020 LINE UP

The 2020 showcase lineup for the main show performances will be selected by the event committee based on guidelines set in the showcase entry packet. 


applications for the showcase lineup can be requested below.  Applications for the Encore! Awards showcase will be accepted beginning November 27.  The deadline to submit applications is March 1. Final selections on all performing showcase participants will be made by April 1.  

Showcase Application Request

Thanks for submitting!

Your entry packet will be sent to the email address you provided.




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